Shelley Lovett from ChildCare shows us how to make a cotton ball snowman. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills. The snowman comes in a several variations, there is a snowman that has circles on its tummy so that children would have to try and place the cot ...more
Project for Kids
In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to do a handprint Christmas project with your kids. Paint your kid’s hand with a thick layer of white paint, place it over green construction paper, press it and gently lift it. If the child doesn’t like painting of the hand, yo ...more
Sewing projects for kids, such as making costumes and outfits. Learn how to sew outfits for kids in this free crafting video. Part 1 of 16 - How to Sewing projects for kids. Sewing projects for kids - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sewing ...more
Kids' art projects don't have to be expensive or time-consuming. In this free online series of art videos about crafts for kids, learn how to make fun projects from household items, taught by expert Pamela Grier. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do art projects for kids. Do art projects ...more
Crayola Air-Dry Clay is a fine, natural white earth clay that air dries to a hard solid. No kiln or oven necessary! Watch this video to learn how to make a plethora of projects with this malleable clay. A great project to do with your kids!
This video shows some fun, inexpensive projects you can try for kids. There are several different crafts presented, beginning with Flubber, or Silly Putty. Mixing some glue, water and Borax in a bowl makes the same stuff you can buy in the store. The next craft is Crazy Crayon ...more
Here's a fun science project that kids will love, Floating Bubbles! Make floating bubbles with kids. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Watch this video to learn how to a fun project with kids - a beaded keychain!
Katrina shows how to make a shirt or skirt made out of tissue for her stuffed animal. This is a great project for kids because it involves no sewing, an can be colored and customized with markers. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a tissue skirt for a stuffed ani ...more
See how to build a giant bubble fort out of sheet plastic, duct tape and a box fan. This can be a great outdoor project for kids.
This toy can walk by itself, it is very easy to make and costs you only 10 cents. Learn how to make this fun paper snake toy - a great project for kids!
In this video, we learn how to make silly putty from scratch. You will first need to take some flour and mix it with warm water in a small plastic container. After you mix this together and it turns into a putty type of shape, you will then add in some food coloring to the con ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a four leaf clover pattern. First, fold your paper in half, then fold it in half in the other direction. Next, fold the edges making a point and then cut a half an inch along the edge, making a cone shape. end the shape on the right side, ...more
Everyone loves cats, for the most part. It would be more accurate to say that everyone loves kittens. No one can resist the cuteness of brand new baby kitty, especially children, which is why kittens and cats make the perfect craft project for kids. In this video, you'll learn ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make 3D glasses at home. First, take cardboard and cut two square holes in it. Then, take clear packing take and tape it over the holes. Once you've done this color the front of the tape with a red marker on one of the sides. On the other side ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper hat easily with only one piece of paper. First, take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Once you've done this, fold two triangles on both sides of the paper. Now, flip the bottom flap up. Next, flip over the hat and flip the ba ...more
This video teaches you a simple and easy way to make corn dollies. For those of you that don't know, corn dollies are the homes for the spirits of corn that have lost their homes during the harvest. The spirits will live in the doll throughout the winter and will be returned t ...more
In this video, we learn how to make an Escher-esque tessellation. Start with construction paper, then make an equilateral triangle onto it. Next, make a shape on one end of the triangle, making any shape you would like. Now cut your shape out, then trace it onto another piece ...more
Add a party favor to your next hosted New Year's Eve bash. Ring in the New Year wearing personalized party glasses! It's a fun project for kids and adults. You Will Need: • A pair of sunglasses • Drawing paper • A pencil • Scissors • Cardboard or poster paper • Decorations S ...more
This series of videos shows you how to create string art. This is a good project for kids or adults as it can go from very simple designs to very complex ones. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make string art. Make string art - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvil ...more
Here's a children's umbrella lined with neon green EL wire. It's definitely an easy and fun project for kids to do with their parents, and more importantly, it keeps the little mischiefs safer if they're out and about on rainy days. For even more creative inspiration ideas us ...more
Even if you don't have kids, this project is so useful that you're going to want to build a folding chair yourself. Just because we're building a kids project doesn't mean it has to be just for kids!
With inflation making even simple household wares like cups and pencil holders going for $10 a pop, it's easy to see how attractive making your own home essentials is. In this kids project, you and your kid will learn how to create a schoolyard chic scissor holder out of thin ...more
Teach your kids about the ancient Chinese abacus, often used as a counting tool, with the help of a fun arts & crafts project! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to construct a Chinese abacus for fun with your kids. This is the perfect project for children ages ki ...more
This is a really easy arts and craft project that's a great way for the whole family to get together. Because this craft project calls for the use of a glue gun, kids should only do this project along with their parents. You'll use items you already have around your house, and ...more
Looking for a fun and easy project for the kids that won't leave you with a big mess? This step-by-step video will teach you how to make an origami dog box in as little as five minutes. The video introduces you to an origami expert who walks you through each individual step of ...more
Learn how to recycle used paper. It's just a little project for your kids/students. You can add food colors or small flowers in order to make original paper for love letters, greetings, etc. You can also store the remaining mixture for future paper-making.
Making balloon animals are fun, but what about balloon crustaceans!? Just as fun if not more fun! Great for kids parties, seafood lovers and more, the balloon lobster is a great project! This project isn't for beginners though, but if you're feeling up to the challenge, check ...more
Usually our 5-Minute Projects involve soldering and LED lights and other such electronic accoutrements, but this week we decided to skip the fancy stuff in favor of an old-school science project: making rheopectic slime from Borax and glue. This is a pretty safe experiment eve ...more
Kids love doing art projects and having a chance to really make a mess. Art activities are more than just fun and creative…they’re a tool for learning. Discover how to encourage learning and literacy by using art. You're child will be having so much fun, they won't even notice ...more
You can easily make an inexpensive silicone mold in your kitchen for cheap! This is a great project to do with your kids, or just for fun! You can also use this method to easily make theatrical props and prosthetics.
Already mastered folding a crane? Congrats, you're already halfway there to becoming a veritable origami master! Harder origami projects take more time and patience to perfect, but you can begin making impressive origami projects now even if you're just a beginner. To learn h ...more
What is it about boys and toy cars? Speed, motors, and lots of fun! In this video, Kipkay shows us how to make a mini toy car launcher that is powered by rubber bands. Make sure an adult supervises this project, as power drills are required. Once it's completed, your kid will ...more
Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video ...more
Watch as Bre Pettis teaches you how to make a hovercraft, bering-less motor, and dirigible all from materials found in your grocery store. This is a good rainy day project to do with your kids, as the most advanced tools needed are a hot glue gun and balloons.
The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Watch this instructional video to make a tall tree out of newspaper. You need an old newspaper, masking tape, and scissors. Simply lay out the newspaper pages from end to end and tape them together. Then roll it up at a diago ...more
If you've got a school science project coming up, or are looking for something fun to do with the kids, you can make this awesome solar system diorama that's shaped like a telescope so you can view the planets by looking into the telescope! In this video you will learn how to ...more
In this video, John Lithgow and Isadora Duncan will teach you how to make an easy, homemade hula skirt and dance the hula - no matter how cold it is outside! Turn your living room into sunny Hawaii even in the coldest months with this fun kid's craft project!
Wish you could have your own version of the adorable rainbow fish from the childhood tale, "Rainbow Fish"? You can fabricate your own luminescent fish with this origami tutorial on making a shiny bluefin tuna fish. It's a quick origami project and fun to do with your kids. At ...more
This instructional how to video will show you how to build a traditional Japanese bowed kite that's simple to make and has great soaring ability. Just watch and learn to make a battle kite. For this project you will need: rip-stop nylon, wooden dowels, cloth tape, double stick ...more
Get ready to make the kite that helped discover electricity! Watch this instructional how to video and learn to make a diamond shaped kite. For this project you will need: garbage bag, wooden dowels, cloth tape, string, scissors, magic marker, yard stick, toothpicks and ribbon ...more
This kite's cool rectangle shape and easy assembly will have you flying high in no time! Watch this instructional how to video to learn how to build a Della Porta kite. For this project you will need: garbage bag, wooden dowels, cloth tape, ribbon, scissors, magic marker, yard ...more
Help your kids build their own toolbox by watching this video. It's simple, inexpensive, and quick to assemble. The perfect family project! Build a toolbox. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com
Even kids can follow along with this Weekend Project. Make Magazine and Bre Pettis put together this wallet using scissors and duct tape. You can also use a hobby knife, book binding tape and gaffers' tape if want a fancy wallet.
Want a fun craft to do with the kids using old egg cartons? Following these easy instructions with only a few supplies such as; acrylic paints, egg carton, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, tissue and a small clay pot. Great craft for a fun spring project! Make an egg carton flower ...more
This short video shows the basics for making a wooden puzzle. using any piece of wood, you too can create a wooden puzzle for your kids. This woodworking project should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Build a simple wood puzzle. Click through to watch this video on blog ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more
This linked modular origami ball, composed of many touching triangles, reminds us of building those large bridges and skyscrapers with our plastic link toys as a kid. This modular origami ball works on the same premise, only it's made of paper. Before you embark on folding th ...more
In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to make a lava lamp as a cool science experiment for kids. For this project you will need food coloring, water, vegetable oil and antacid pills. Take a bottle and fill quarter of the bottle with water. Fill up the rest of the sp ...more
Ernie from "Sesame Street" loved his rubber duckies. In fact, there was seldom a scene in his bathtub - or even outside of it - where he was seen without his beloved bright yellow rubber ducky. We think he may have even loved it more than he loved Bert (just kidding). We love ...more
Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake." The great thing about this food project is t ...more
Kids make the darndest things, don't they? And whether all they've done is scribble a bunch of modern art-esque lines using five Crayola crayons in one hand at the same time or simply stamped their hands with paint on paper, parents always think their efforts are cute and dese ...more
Are you an origami fan who's just starting out in this paper folding and molding line of work? Are you tired of folding nothing but paper lucky stars and tired cranes? Well, look no further than this origami video, which immediately throws you off the deep end (just kidding) a ...more
Lotus flowers have long been a symbol of longevity, balance, and peace. Find your own center even amidst bustling work schedules, kid play dates, and workday commutes by crafting a lotus flower. Whether you keep it on your desk as a reminder to breathe or simply enjoy the pea ...more
Loose ends are never good, whether you're talking about who gets the kids and when once a relationship has ended or fixing a science project you did at the last minute five minutes before class. In the crochet world, loose ends are unattractive and most crocheters just wish t ...more
Tutus are a fun part of childhood for many little girls, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to make a no-sew tutu with your kids. This skirt is super easy to make and your daughter will enjoy doing it. Kids have so much more fun wearing something that they had a hand in ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to craft a cute bird out of a toilet paper roll with your kids. This adorable little birdie makes a fun activity and is incredibly cheap to make. All you need is some feathers, glue and an old cardboard roll from a used thing of toilet paper. So, in ...more
What a perfect project for a rainy day! Or, of course, a boring summer vacation. And all you need is a paper towel tube, some shiny objects, plastic wrap and tape, so you can make this fun kaleidoscope anywhere. Check out this kid's activities video to learn how to build a su ...more
In Bermuda, people celebrate holidays and special occasions by creating and flying colorful kites! Now you can join in the fun and learn how to build this traditional kite. Watch this instructional how to video to learn how to make a Bermuda kite. For this project you will nee ...more
Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492. In most of the New World, it's celebrated on the 12th of October, the day Columbus actually discovered the Bahamas. But in the United States, the holiday is observed on the second Monday in October. ...more